Archive for November, 2010
Years ago, the game room was a dedicated space that was somewhat out of sight and served as a fun play area for the kids. As an innovative luxury home builder, our recent custom home designs have taken the game room concept and turned it into a highly visible, multi-function entertainment area for the entire family.
In recent luxury homes in Austin and Parade Homes, we have combined the media room and the game room to create an inviting environment for both adults and kids. This allows a group to watch the “big game” or other viewing event in an open space, rather than being closed in to a traditional media room setting. For the true media room experience, we have equipped some of our game room/media room areas with a heavy theater curtain that can be closed to create the dark media experience of traditional media rooms. Add a wet bar, pool table, gaming table and other fun features Read More→
After your house guests have returned home and all the turkey has been eaten, you’ll want to start getting into the holiday spirit. There’s no better way to start the season than with an Austin Tradition, Chuy’s Parade. So take some time off from shopping and attend the parade this Saturday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. This annual holiday tradition takes place in downtown Austin and benefits Operation Blue Santa. Chuy’s
Parade highlights include giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, classic cars, famous children’s characters, spectacular marching bands, cool classic cars and, of course, Santa! Make sure to bring a new toy with you to the parade. The focal point of the parade occurs when the entire parade comes to a stop along the route to allow Santa’s helpers to collect toy Read More→
In many of the new homes in Austin built by Sterling Custom Homes, there are a variety of different flooring surfaces available to suit different homeowners preferences. There may be a wood floor in the study that flows elegantly into a travertine floor in the gallery, or a stone tile surface that meets hardwood flooring in the living room.
Sterling Custom Homes will often have to drop the slab in certain areas of the home to accommodate for the mud-set used to install tile or the plywood that is placed beneath a wood floor. The drops are about two inches and can create a bit of a walking hazard until the flooring is placed.
Applied beneath the tile, mud-set allows for us to “float” the surface to assure that the tile will not make undulations in the slab itself. It also serves as a Read More→
Soon, after all of the delicious turkey and pumpkin pie have been consumed, the family guests begin to recede back to their homes and your Thanksgiving hangover has dissipated, visions of sugar plums will begin to dance in your head.
If you’re looking for a holiday treat to satisfy your sugar plum cravings, let your hearts be warmed by America’s favorite holiday show for more than 75 years; attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2 at the University of Texas Performing Arts Center Bass Concert Hall.
Whether you’re young or young at heart, you’ll fall in love with the sights and sounds of this amazing show. From dancing reindeers and teddy bears to Santa Claus and the beautiful Rockettes, there is something for everyone at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Plus, owners of new homes in Austin will be excited that this family-friendly event is right in their own backyards. Read More→
Beautiful fall days are the perfect setting to begin the construction of new homes in Austin. So, with the leaves falling gently around us and beautiful autumn colors filling the air, we began our most recent home start, a custom residence for our clients at 102 Black Wolf Run in Flintrock Falls.
The home was designed with picturesque scenery and privacy in mind, sitting at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac at the back of the development and boasting incredible views down the No.4 fairway of the prestigious Jack Nicklaus designed Flintrock Falls Golf Course. We worked closely with Steve Todd of The Austin Design Group to develop a unique plan that perfectly complements the lifestyle our clients envision.
To provide a fixed-price home cost and to ensure that our clients’ needs are met, we cover every aspect of construction, down to the smallest detail, Read More→